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How is the budget?


By Pushpa Raj Pradhan Something special was expected by the people from the budget presented by the strong government enjoying a two-thirds majority. They expected the promises made by the political leaders would be fulfilled and the general people would receive succor. The leaders in the government had been saying …

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Budget: No more than traditional


By Our Reporter Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada Tuesday unveiled the Federal Budget of Rs. 1,315 billion, focusing on  basic and modern physical infrastructure such as road, railways, irrigation and electricity projects, employment generation, reconstruction of the structures damaged in the 2015 earthquake, good governance and investment in agriculture, …

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Sudden birth of Communist Party of Nepal: How it became possible?


By Our Political Analyst There were doubts about the success of the unification process between the UML and the Maoist Center due to Prime Minister and UML chairman KP Sharma Oli’s working style and in his cornering of the Maoist leaders. Maoist leaders had become suspicious about Oli’s working style …

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President unveils ambitious policy and programmes


By Our Reporter President Bidya Devi Bhanadri unveiled the annual policy and programmes of the powerful communist government led by K P Sharma Oli on Monday. However, the document does not include any specific programme of the communists. Instead, it appears to be the continuity of the past programmes of …

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Have all bilateral issues resolved after Modi’s visit?


By Our Reporter The government of Nepal left no stone unturned to provide warm hospitality to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the latter’s Nepal visit. Likewise, the Indian Prime Minister also tried his best to please Nepali leaders and people in his speeches and agreements signed between the two …

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UML-Maoist unification still uncertain


By Our Reporter The growing rift between the two ruling communist parties—CPN-UML and the CPN-Maoist Centre has culminated in the postponement of their long-awaited unification process. According to the Nagarik daily and the Annapurna Post, the two parties have postponed the meetings relating to their unification. Before Indian Prime Minister …

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Kangsakar team in France junket

Interview with Sugat Ratna Kansakar, managing director, Nepal Airlines corporation Sundhara, on August 28, 2016. Photo: Balkrishna Thapa Chhetri/THT

By Our Reporter Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) general manager Sugatratna Kangsakar and his team are currently on a junket to France. It is said that they are visiting France to acquire first hand information on the manufacturing of the wide-body aircraft that NAC is buying from the Airbus company. The …

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Why the unification process has been delayed?


By Our Reporter Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Maoist chairman Pushpakamal Dahal Prachanda are saying that they are very close to announcing the unification of the two parties – the UML and the Maoist Center. Dahal is found saying anytime the two parties will be unified. But when the …

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Above 5 billion rupees over-invoicing in purchase of two wide-bodied aircraft


By Our Reporter Previously, the Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) had purchased two narrow bodied Airbus aircrafts directly from the manufacturer, therefore the deal was considered to be transparent. However, the present general manager Sugatratna Kangsakar and his management team have decided to purchase two wide bodied aircraft from a third …

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“New Nepal” smugglers’ haven


High ranking police officials in gold smuggling By Our Reporter More high level police officials have been dragged into the mysterious gold smuggling case when the probe committee formed to investigate into the case started it work. By this week as many as 28 persons, including alleged gold racketeers and …

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